It was reminiscent of the Santa Anita Handicap. Shaman Ghost battling hard down the stretch, this time against Dolphus and then finally putting his head in front a few yards before the wire and winning by a neck.
Only down the stretch it was a little more combative than his race at Santa Anita. Dolphus came off the rail, possibly to try and intimidate Ghost, and then Ghost drifted toward the rail, seemingly squeezing his opponent.
But yet there was no inquiry or objection.
Cynics would describe it this way:
The Jim Jerkens-trained horse on the lead (Dolphus) moves out toward the other Jerkens-trained horse (Shaman Ghost), who is...